Against the Grain: Extremism, terrorism and what we must do

Saturday, 30 July 2016

The Edge Markets

This was an article contribution by Associate Professor Syed Farid Alatas from the Department of Sociology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in which he discussed the link between non-violent extremism and terrorism. Assoc Prof Syed Farid Alatas noted it is important to realise that, as far as Muslims are concerned, the majority of extremists do not, in fact, advocate the perpetration of violence against others and are even against violence. However, it is necessary to guard against non-violent forms of extremism because they do have an impact on violence-oriented extremism and terrorism.

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